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A population of 96 doubled haploid lines (DHLs) was prepared from F1 plants of the hexaploid wheat cross Chinese Spring x SQ1 (a high abscisic acid-expressing breeding line) and was mapped with 567 RFLP, AFLP, SSR, morphological and biochemical markers covering all 21 chromosomes, with a total map length of 3,522 cM. Although the map lengths for each genome(More)
Adventitious roots of two to four-weekold intact plants of Zea mays L. (cv. LG11) were shorter but less dense after extending into stagnant, non-aerated nutrient solution than into solution continuously aerated with air. Dissolved oxygen in the non-aerated solutions decreased from 21 kPa to 3-9 kPa within 24 h. When oxygen partial pressures similar to those(More)
Hydroponically grown spinach plants were deprived of an external source of sulphate after an initial period when the S-supply was sufficient. The time-course of events following this treatment was monitored. The first responses were found in the uptake and translocation of NO(3)(-) and the uptake of SO(4)(2-). The former declined by approximately 50%, the(More)
From measurements of the rates of depletion of labelled ions from solution in the low concentration range, we described the phosphate and potassium uptake characteristics of the roots of intact barley plants in terms of the kinetic parameters, K m and I max (the maximum rate of uptake). In relatively young (13 d) and older (42 d) plants, cessation of(More)
During the first 4 d after the removal of SO 4 (2-) from cultures of young barley plants, the net uptake of (15)N-nitrate and the transport of labelled N to the shoot both decline. This occurred during a period in which there was no measurable change in plant growth rate and where the incorporation of [(3)H]leucine into membrane and soluble proteins was(More)
The extent to which uptake and transport of either phosphate, potassium or chloride are controlled by the concentration of these ions within the root, perhaps through an allosteric mechanism, was investigated with young barley plants in nutrient solution culture. Plants were grown with their roots divided between two containers, such that a single seminal(More)
In roots, nitrate assimilation is dependent upon a supply of reductant that is initially generated by oxidative metabolism including the pentose phosphate pathway (OPPP). The uptake of nitrite into the plastids and its subsequent reduction by nitrite reductase (NiR) and glutamate synthase (GOGAT) are potentially important control points that may affect(More)
When young wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) or barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) plants were deprived of an external sulphate supply (-S plants), the capacity of their roots to absorb sulphate, but not phosphate or potassium, increased rapidly (derepression) so that after 3-5 d it was more than tenfold that of sulphate-sufficient plants (+S plants). This increased(More)
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